The Best Gifts in Durham to Give to Mom

Mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and sisters are always your first best friend. You go through life together and it’s tough pinpointing what makes the perfect gift to show your appreciation. This year Mother’s Day falls on Sunday May 9th and we have the perfect list of local businesses to support this year for the best gifts in the Bull City.


ONE | Premium Skincare and Haircare from Bella Trio

Beauty products are always appreciated because it’s a gift that comes with results! Bella Trio offers premium skincare from Bioelements and Skinceuticals and premium hair care from L’Oreal Professional, Surface, and Olaplex. The Bioelements line offers Mini Starter Kits and full-sized Starter Kits so mom can have a little bit of everything. If you’re leaning towards some of our skincare bestsellers, look no further than the Skinceuticals CE Ferulic Serum--the ultimate anti-aging serum. Hair styling products by Surface are a crowd favorite and Olaplex leads in hair repair. Gift cards can also be purchased for future purchases or services. Feel free to ask any of our estheticians and hairstylists any questions you may have about what products are best to give.

TWO | Hanging Planter from Indio Durham

This planter from Indio Durham comes handy for anyone looking for a minimalistic planter with multiple uses. The set comes with the hanging ring, frame, pot, and the base so you can easily switch between a regular plant stand and a hanging planter!

THREE | The Wine Feed Wine Club subscription

Gift a wine club subscription from The Wine Feed for the vino drinker in your life. It’s a great way to explore new wines and support a local business! Gifts can be made for 1 month, 3 month, 6 month, or 12 month subscriptions. Each Wine Club has its own personality depending on the flow of the recipient’s personality and types of wines they may enjoy. Spruce it up a little more and add in a charcuterie board from Grazin’ Gals directly or through The Wine Feed!

FOUR | Bouquet from Blossom & Bone Florals

A gorgeous bouquet of flowers is definitely a classic gift for the ladies in our lives and the gesture never goes unnoticed! Blossom & Bone Florals creates unique floral arrangements that make the perfect centerpiece for any space. Bouquets can be delivered for a small fee on Mother’s Day or picked up at their home studio. Their storefront is set to open later this month if you prefer to browse their offerings yourself.

FIVE | Delicious meal from NanaSteak

A full stomach is always a fantastic gift and Durham has some of the best restaurants. NanaSteak offers spacious outdoor seating and online ordering for your take-home needs. The view of the American Tobacco Campus is phenomenal and makes for a relaxing environment. Gift cards can be purchased via phone or Email.

SIX | Clean Plate Club Starter Kit with Fillaree

Fillaree is an awesome Durham-based company and caters to eco-conscious, low-waste personalities. The Clean Plate Club ships soap to your front door and soap refills so you won’t have to worry about excess plastic waste! The jugs can be taken to their storefront to be cleaned and sanitized for re-use and refill.

SEVEN | Mother of Pearl Studs from Vert & Vogue

A pair of pearl earrings from Vert & Vogue makes any outfit that much more chic. These studs are a gorgeous statement piece that will always be a classic.

EIGHT | The Durham Box

The Durham Box is all about discovery! It’s a seasonally curated box highlighting small businesses in Durham and all the Bull City has to offer. The boxes are always a little different and can feature handmade goods from local artists, discounts to local businesses, locally made products, and more.

NINE | Relax with Bright Black Candles

Bright Black creates high-quality candles made with natural waxes and custom-blended fragrances. Aside from the sleek, modern minimalistic visage, each candle is intentional and the fragrances have a story and meaning behind them. The Durham candle is all about the Bull City charm and grit; it’s a sophisticated blend of tobacco, cotton, and whiskey that tells us about Durham’s past, present, and future.

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